Battista de' Cavalieri, Giovani (1526-1597): SILENUS WITH INFANT BACCHUS from the Villa Borgia - Mythological Statue Quarto engraving

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Date of Printing: 1590 • Medium: Engraving (B&W) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Rennaisance (1351 - 1599) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 22.5 x 14 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 25 x 17.5 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: Original Print • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Print only

Silenus with the infant Bacchus - an original engraving by Giovanni Battista de'Cavalieri (1525-1597), printed on laid paper, at the lower margin titled. After an antique statue in a Villa Borghese in Rome. Issued 1590 - Quarto engraving, from the book "Antiquarum Statuarum Urbis Romae". Giovanni Battista de'Cavalieri, an Italian engraver, was born at Lagherino and died at Rome. His style of engraving resembles that of Aeneas Vico. Many of his plates are copies after the great Italian masters; they are etched, and finished with the graver. He was very laborious, and his plates number nearly 380.
Excellent condition